Title: Current needs and future directions of occupational safety and heath in a globalized world.
Authors: Perera, Frederica P; Li, T Y; Lin, C; Tang, Deliang; Gilbert, Steven G; Kang, Seong-Kyu; Aschner, Michael
Published In Neurotoxicology, (2012 Aug)
Abstract: This summary provides a synopsis of talks included in a symposium entitled "Current Needs and Future Directions of Occupational Safety and Heath in a Globalized World". The purpose of the symposium was to (1) highlight national and international agencies with occupational health related activities; (2) address electronic (e-)waste issues in developing countries where exposures are secondary to the handling and scavenging of scrap; and (3) discuss the effects of hazardous materials, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and tobacco smoke on child intelligence quotient (IQ) in developing countries.
PubMed ID: 22037493
MeSH Terms: Child; Child Development/drug effects; Cooperative Behavior; Developing Countries; Electronic Waste/adverse effects*; Environmental Exposure/adverse effects; Global Health*; Government Agencies; Humans; Intelligence/drug effects; Interinstitutional Relations; International Cooperation*; Neurotoxicity Syndromes/diagnosis; Neurotoxicity Syndromes/etiology; Neurotoxicity Syndromes/prevention & control*; Neurotoxicity Syndromes/psychology; Occupational Exposure/adverse effects*; Occupational Health*; Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons/adverse effects*; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Tobacco Smoke Pollution/adverse effects*